3.3" DISCO BALL APOPHYLLITE Gem Green Crystal Mounds on Stilbite India for sale

$225.00
Product Code: EB0618APBALL4
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Location Well #3 at Momin Akhada, near Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
Size 3.3" x 2.8" x 1.9"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

In 2013, a well was being dug at Rahuri when a large pocket was encountered. Like two previous wells in the vicinity, this pocket was lined with ivory white stilbite crystals on which were perched mounds of green apophyllite in a formation that has been nicknamed "disco ball" apophyllite. The mounds are composed of radiating crystals with the squared-off terminations sticking out, hence their name. The color grades from grass green at the bottom to very pale green at the top of each of the crystals. There is no damage on this fine specimen.